Healthy Lunch Ideas for Primary School Students
When your young learner heads off to his or her Montessori school each day, he or she will soon be busy exploring, developing social skills, and growing in self-confidence. It takes a lot of energy to work on academic and other skills each day. Give your Primary School student the nutrition he or she needs to maintain focus and overall wellness.
Salads provide excellent nutrition for young learners at a Montessori school, but not all children enjoy the concept of having multiple foods mixed in together. Experiment with different formats until you find a few that your child does enjoy. Children often prefer to dip carrot sticks and broccoli florets into dip. You might also try placing a pepper strip or other long vegetable onto a large leaf of kale. Roll it up to create a fun “salad” stick for your child to dip.
Sandwiches are a lunchtime staple for Primary School children, but your young learner may quickly become bored with the usual nut butter and jelly. Instead, try slicing a square of focaccia in half and spreading it with nut butter. Add a thin layer of apple slices and some thin slices of cheddar cheese, and top with the other half of the square. Young children may also enjoy rolled sandwiches. Spread hummus on a whole wheat tortilla. Add some turkey slices and baby spinach, and then roll it up and slice it into sections.
Kebabs are another fun way to serve nutritious foods to young children. Always use child-safe, blunt kebab sticks. Create kebabs of sliced vegetables and fruit cubes. Or, create a “cheeseburger” kebab by adding fully cooked turkey meatballs, cheese cubes, halved cherry tomatoes, pickle slices, and cubed whole grain bread. Ketchup or mustard can serve as a dipping sauce.
The Montessori School offers a stimulating Primary Curriculum for children ages three through six. Browse our website to find out more about our dynamic learning community . When you’re ready to speak with us, call our Montessori school in Allen at (972) 727-2800 or in North Dallas at (972) 985-8844.